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Apr 22, 2020. 20 comments

Lotus's Last Combustion-Engined Car Will Be An 'Accessible Sports Car': Report

Lotus's Last Combustion-Engined Car Will Be An 'Accessible Sports Car': Report

Lotus’s plan for the future is finally clarifying a bit; Bloomberg reports it is planning a car that “you can drive every day.” And it doesn’t sound like an SUV or crossover?

Bloomberg refers to it as an “accessible sports car,” which you might think means something like the Hyundai Veloster N. But (I think) Bloomberg actually is referring more to its price, which will be somewhere between...

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Feb 14, 2020. 24 comments

This Hyundai Concept Could Be The Sporty EV Prophecy Foretold

This Hyundai Concept Could Be The Sporty EV Prophecy Foretold

Ahead of next month’s Geneva Auto Show, Hyundai is giving us a small teaser of its upcoming electric concept, the Prophecy. We’ve seen a small smattering of electric sports cars from the Tesla Roadster to Porsche’s Taycan, but aside from Honda’s Sports EV concept, where are the reasonably attainable and reasonably sporty EVs for folks like us? Maybe this concept from Korea is a portent of...

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Feb 14, 2020. 24 comments

I Need To Buy A Sports Car Now, Because I May Not Be Able To Later! What Should I Buy?

I Need To Buy A Sports Car Now, Because I May Not Be Able To Later! What Should I Buy?
What Car Should You Buy The experts at Jalopnik answer your car-buying questions.

Brett recently got diagnosed with ALS. Even though that isn’t the best news, he has received he is taking this opportunity to check owning a sports car off his bucket list before his health condition dictates otherwise. He has a lot of options on the table and a fairly decent budget. What car should he buy?

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Oct 26, 2019. 13 comments

Jaguar's All-Electric Sports Car Concept Is Only Destined For Gran Turismo

Jaguar's All-Electric Sports Car Concept Is Only Destined For Gran Turismo

Everyone and their brother seems to be introducing impractical EV concepts these days—you know, those cars that look cool and promise all kinds of awesome technology but will never, ever make it into production. So I’m very excited because Jaguar is introducing the Vision Gran Turismo Coupé as a part of the new Gran Turismo Sport video game. At least we’ll be able to see a concept in action,...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Apr 30, 2019. 24 comments

Dodge Challenger Surpasses Chevy Camaro in Sales, May Also Live Forever

Dodge Challenger Surpasses Chevy Camaro in Sales, May Also Live Forever

The modern Dodge Challenger is 11 years old, and yet, despite debuting during round two of the Bush administration, its appeal remains among a certain crowd. So much so that it outpaced the Chevy Camaro in sales in the the first quarter of 2019 to take over second place behind the Ford Mustang in sports car sales, according to the Detroit Free Press.

That would be 13,431 Challengers sold in...

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Tom McParland Tom McParland Feb 22, 2019. 22 comments

How Do I Get the Best Deal on a Car That's Not Even Out Yet?

How Do I Get the Best Deal on a Car That's Not Even Out Yet?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing getting the best price on a car that hasn’t yet hit the lots, buying a reasonably priced car that will appreciate in value, and whether or not it’s crazy to buy an old Volvo 1800

Our first two topics this week...

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Jason Torchinsky Jason Torchinsky Jan 31, 2019. 23 comments

It's Kind of Amazing That Morgan Even Bothers to Camo Their New 'Wide Body' Car

It's Kind of Amazing That Morgan Even Bothers to Camo Their New 'Wide Body' Car

We see pictures of camouflaged pre-production cars all the time. Usually, it’s pretty tricky to tell exactly what kind of car it is, which is the entire point of

wrapping the car in camo in the first place. But a Morgan? Why are they even bothering, really? It’s not like anyone is going to see this thing, no matter how much zebra-print camo they slap on it, and think, hey, is that the new...

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Jan 08, 2019. 23 comments

Buy More Miatas

Buy More Miatas

The fact that the

2019 Mazda Miata is a Good Car is one of those undeniable facts in automotivedom. Miata is an ultra-meta acronym for “Miata Is Always The Answer” because it is always the answer. It’s an incredibly nimble, fun to drive, and versatile sports car that works as well in daily commuting as it does on a weekend drive in the mountains. The 2019 Mazda Miata’s Extra Power Makes a...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Dec 23, 2018. 19 comments

America's First Fiberglass Sports Car Was a Beautiful Failure

America's First Fiberglass Sports Car Was a Beautiful Failure

Quick: what was America’s first fiberglass sports car? If you just said the Corvette, you would be wrong—but don’t worry, it’s a pretty big misconception (although, you’d be correct if you were assuming the first fiberglass sports car on the market). The Kaiser Darrin 161 hit the scene a year before the Corvette, at the 1952 Petersen Los Angeles Motorama.

As with a lot of really cool cars,...

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Dec 17, 2018. 18 comments

The New TVR Griffith Has Been Delayed, But It's Definitely Coming

The New TVR Griffith Has Been Delayed, But It's Definitely Coming

Listen: 2017 was a long time ago. You likely feel like you’ve lived twenty lifetimes since TVR first showed off the new Griffith at Goodwood. The modern take on TVR classic designs looked production ready back then, and the company promised an early 2019 delivery.

TVR Just Sells This Incredible Noise Now

What you think you see with your eyes as the new TVR Griffith is actually the physical…

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Patrick George Patrick George Jun 28, 2018. 23 comments

The Trump Tariffs Could Further Eviscerate The Convertible And Sports Car Market

The Trump Tariffs Could Further Eviscerate The Convertible And Sports Car Market

We live in an age of unprecedented everyday performance, safety and fuel economy in new cars, but that has come with a massive decline in the sports car market. In decades past you generally needed a dedicated sports car if you wanted something fun, or at least served as a status symbol. Today buyers go for the big 600 horsepower crossovers instead, not tiny convertibles. Now there’s even...

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Tom McParland Tom McParland Mar 31, 2018. 21 comments

Here Is How To Buy A Used Supercar And Not Get Ripped Off

Here Is How To Buy A Used Supercar And Not Get Ripped Off

Buying a used exotic car is a bit different than scoring a Nissan Altima from CarMax. When you are dealing with a complicated car that is designed for speed, it’s important that you maintain an extra level of diligence to make sure your dream ride is not a nightmare.

Friend of Jalopnik and

car detailer extraordinaire Larry Kosilla had a desire to own the original Audi R8. (Can you blame him?)...

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Tom McParland Tom McParland Nov 18, 2017. 17 comments

The New Tesla Roadster Isn’t Actually A Roadster

The New Tesla Roadster Isn’t Actually A Roadster

Despite the fact that Tesla is still trying figure

out how to mass produce a regular car , Elon Musk, in his infinite wisdom, has decided to take on the project of making a semi-truck and aRoadster. I’ll save the hot takes about the truck for someone else, but even if the Roadster actually gets made, it won’t be a roadster.
Surprise: There's A New Tesla Roadster With 620 Miles Of Range

The...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Sep 23, 2017. 20 comments

The Lotus Exige 380 Is A Little Lighter, A Little Faster And A Lot More Expensive

The Lotus Exige 380 Is A Little Lighter, A Little Faster And A Lot More Expensive

The 2017 Lotus Exige 380 is a shot straight down Main Street of the company’s known ethos: more power and less weight than the last car. Specifically, this little monster has been dialed to 375 horsepower and 2,424 pounds. But I still think the exposed-linkage stick shift is the coolest feature.

You might recall admiring essentially the same piece of machined-aluminum artwork in this car’s...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Sep 21, 2017. 9 comments

The 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Is A Mean Masterpiece

The 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Is A Mean Masterpiece

It’s easy to get enamored with the

Jaguar F-Type SVR ’s deadly-beautiful design. Wrestling with the car’s complex personality and 575 horsepower is a far greater challenge. But the SVR’s learning curve is perfectly graded to be fearsome and fun at once, and that’s what really makes this machine special.

(Full disclosure: I begged Jaguar’s people to loan me the meanest F-Type. They obliged, and...

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Doug DeMuro Doug DeMuro Sep 13, 2017. 24 comments

I’m Moving To Chicago: Do I Really Need All-Wheel Drive?

I’m Moving To Chicago: Do I Really
Need All-Wheel Drive?

Hello, everyone, and welcome to a very special edition of Letters to Doug! It’s special in the sense that this week, unlike in prior weeks, I actually have a modicum of expertise in the topic being discussed. So let’s get started!

But before we do, please remember that you, too, can participate in Letters to Doug! Just send me an e-mail at Letters2Doug@gmail.com with your automotive question,...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Sep 05, 2017. 23 comments

2016 Porsche Boxster And Cayman Will Be Called '718'

2016 Porsche Boxster And Cayman Will Be Called '718'

In 2016 the

Porsche Boxster and Porsche Cayman will no longer exist. Instead, we’ll have the 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster and 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman . The real reason why is yet to be determined, but the short answer is probably “because marketing.”

The official statement from the company is that the 718 designation is “a reference to the ground-breaking sports car of this type of the year...

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Tom McParland Tom McParland Sep 05, 2017. 24 comments

You Can Save A Ton Of Money By Buying A Performance Car In The Winter

You Can Save A Ton Of Money By Buying A Performance Car In The Winter

When most people go car shopping in the winter they make a beeline for the SUVs and crossovers, because “OMG, snow is coming!” But you aren’t most people, and you realize the planet has four seasons, not just one. If you’re in the market for a sporty coupe, now is the time to score a deal.

Winter Doesn't Mean Put The Sports Car Away

Traditionally, when snow and ice and dreary cold winter days...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Sep 04, 2017. 19 comments

Jaguar F-Type SVR Will Hit 200 MPH For $126,000

Jaguar F-Type SVR Will Hit 200 MPH For $126,000

We’ve been expecting greatness since we first heard about the 575 horsepower Jaguar

F-Type SVR that’s coming in 2016. Now it sounds like our faith will be justified; the car supercharged V8 AWD car will hit 200 MPH.

Outside the SVR gets a little aero kit and 110 pounds of weigh savings over the peasant-spec F-Type R if you option the carbon fiber accessories, roof and Carbon Ceramic Matrix...

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Patrick George Patrick George Sep 04, 2017. 24 comments

What Is The Best Classic Roadster You Can Buy Now?

What Is The Best Classic Roadster You Can Buy Now?

Things are weird in the land of two-seater convertibles these days! We’ve

Mazdas running around dressed up as Fiats , Japanese cars with turbocharged Italian engines, black is white, up is down, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! It makes me long for a simpler time. The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Really Is Better Than The Miata

For a quarter century, the Mazda Miata...

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